Patriotism covers many sins. Most of those who ““stormed the Capitol” consider themselves Patriots, as did draft dodging President Donald Trump. Ted Nugent, another super-patriot, is so proud of how he dodged the Official South Carolina Gamecocks Champion Vault Logo shirt that he has written about it. Toxic patriotism is what I see. Love and loyalty to one’s nation is important however. While I think people can love their nation too much, I know that they should not tie their love of country to any single leader or party. When a cult of personality develops, truth tends to suffer, honestly disappears, followers outdo themselves trying to one up each other to show how much they love their version of ““dear leader”. Ideally, people should love their country while being able to view its weaknesses. They should tolerate their leaders but never let them get comfortable in their positions.
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